My friend Elizabeth has a chapbook of micro essays out with Spooky Girlfriend Press, and I cannot wait for it to come in the mail. It’s gonna be so good.
In Stone Boats, Elizabeth Taddonio is “trying to counteract all [the] stupid bullshit” of life, or at least a large part of it. She forgoes run-of-the-mill essays in favor of writing about ghosts: the alternate universe where she does street performance art comedy, a gas station from childhood, sunburns, and Colorado, among other things. You don’t realize Taddonio has plucked your heartstrings until you are suddenly thinking about your own ghosts, also trying to counteract the stupid bullshit.
One of the most exciting things to witness as a writer is your other writer friends’ successes. It’s also fun to discover new independent presses. Go here to order a copy of Stone Boats.